I can remember when I was in Army ROTC, I had to perform exercises in the gym early in the morning with the rest of the squadron. One morning I woke up at 4 am and not fully awake. I put on my sweatshirt and jacket and put on my underwear and then my sweatpants and headed to the college.
Once our squadron was in the gym, we had a couple of minutes to get situated and to form a line on the gym floor in preparation for our morning exercises. I took off my sweatshirt and sweatpants and happily headed out to the floor.
Moments later there was laughter coming from the rest of the squadron and I was curious to why they were laughing. They were pointing at me and they said, Where are your shorts??! I looked down and to my chagrin I was standing in formation in brown underwear and NO SHORTS! I turned a beet red and I wanted to run, but I froze there on the spot and had that “Deer in the headlights” look.
Everyone was gathering around to see what the commotion was and they were just as shocked as myself. The good thing is that the cadre had let me put on my sweatpants to exercise for the day; I could not imagine if they forced me to workout in my brown underwear; that would have been disastrous ! LOL
To this day, I am very cautious that I am wearing the right clothing and making sure that I am wide awake before doing another crazy thing like this.
Please let me know about your embarrassing moments; I cannot wait to hear from all of you!!